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Elaine Horrocks

Born: Fri., Jan. 3, 1936
Died: Thu., May 30, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 02, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 03, 2019
Location: LDS Church Corner of Lewis & 7th Ave.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Jun. 03, 2019
Location: LDS Church Corner of Lewis & 7th Ave.

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Marion Elaine Horrocks, 83, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away May 30, 2019, surrounded by her family after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 3, 1936 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho to Arthur Carl & Edna Mac Anderson.


She married John David Horrocks on April 19, 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity and later, raised 6 children.

Elaine attended Twin Falls Business College and received her degree in secretarial business and then went to work as a secretary at Mountain Home AFB. She also worked for the school district in food service. But most important to her was being a homemaker for the majority of her life, while being involved in church activities, girls camp, and selflessly helping others. She was an excellent cook, best friend, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her spare time she loved to crochet, sew, garden, dance, and sing.


Elaine is survived by her children, John Horrocks Jr, Jeff (Teresa) Horrocks, Lesa Horrocks, Kristine (Terry) Elquist, Dennis Horrocks, and Sarah (Kevin) Coles; 22 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John David Sr.; sister, Donna Rae Neilsen; brothers, Richard Anderson and Art Anderson; and grandson, K. Jared McCann.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fremont Ward, 135 S. 7th Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho as well as one hour prior to the services. 

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello.

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   Posted Fri May 31, 2019
To the Horrocks family,

I will miss your Mom's smile. She was a special person and great example to all of us. Elaine was there for me when my Mom and brother passed away. Her unconditional love helped me through a very difficult period of my life. I will our visits. Heaven received a beautiful angel. Love, Cindy Smith

Judy Smith
   Posted Fri May 31, 2019
I have known and loved Elaine since I was a young girl in mutual and she was my leader. She has always been a great example to those around her.
When we would come to Pocatello and visit my parents it was always good to see Elaine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Judy Smith

Fred N
   Posted Sat June 01, 2019
To the Family,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.
I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.”
This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.

John Hiler
   Posted Sat June 01, 2019
Folks, The Glenns Ferry High School Class of 1954 is very sorry to hear of the death of our classmate, Elaine Anderson Horrocks. Many of us started first grade with Elaine and then graduated together. She was such a good friend. I remember her laugh as if I'd heard it today. We saw each other once in a while and we spoke on the phone too. She'd send me a card or call to tell me of what she was doing . I knew her husband at Idaho State too..Yes, Elaine will be missed by all of us. She was our classmate...Happy Trails Elaine...

Debbie Layman
   Posted Mon June 03, 2019
Dear Jeff & Teresa,

I didn't know your mother, but I know you both & know that she must have been a wonderful woman with the great son she raised. We send our love & condolences during this difficult time.

Debbie & Richard Layman

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